Earlier in the year Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants made available a limited amount of recipe boxes and they sold out quickly. I’m glad to report the custom-made wood boxes filled with family recipes are available and will again sell out quickly. If you haven’t bought presents for your favorite foodie or home chef these would make a perfect gift.
Friday December 14th at 9:00 a.m. they will go on sale on-line and at their Mesa, Phoenix and Glendale locations. Each Recipe Box includes 72 family recipes including Spinach Con Queso, Green Chile Pork Stew and Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad.
Each Recipe Box is $35 plus tax with a limit to 2 per person. Macayo’s will donate $5 of each sale to Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-Cap).
The three locations where the boxes will be available are…..
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and three local Phoenix restaurants are raising money all month-long. By purchasing a featured menu item you will be helping to fight a disease that affects us all. Both non-profits are also local to the Phoenix area.
Don’t be a chump, check for a lump!……
……is the name a of a local non-profit that helps fight breast cancer through education, prevention and direct assistance. They provide free wigs, mammograms and treatment and is benefiting from Babbo Italian Eatery. When you order the Pasta Valducci part of the proceeds will be donated for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Enjoy a bowl of penne pasta tossed with Kalamata olives, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic in a pink sauce. Babbo has a goal of raising $10,000.00 during the month-long fundraiser with the dish available at all 8 locations. For more information visit Babbo’s website and http://www.checkforalump.org/
Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Farm & Craft
Save Your Melons is the month-long fundraiser at Farm & Craft in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Both locations are donating a portion of proceeds from their Forbidden Fruits(watermelon) drinks to I’mpact One for the month of October. Scottsdale’s location is at 4302 N. Scottsdale Rd 85251 and Phoenix is at The Colony 5538 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85014. http://impactone.pink/
Drink Pink at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
The Gilbert location will also donate to I’mpact One a portion of the proceeds from Dierks Pink Lemonade. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is at 323 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert 85234.
The games have begun for the month-long Cactus League season and Phoenix area restaurants are tempting baseball fans and locals to stop in with food and drink specials. Here are a few local restaurants to cheer your favorite team at before or after the game.
Cactus League food specials
Fired Pie’s locations in the Phoenix area are offering game day ticket holders 10% off when they dine in after the game. To find a location near you check their website.
Thai Chili 2 Go is giving away a free dumpling appetizer at all 5 valley locations with purchase and a game day ticket stub. To find a location and hours check here.
Mesa’s Cider Corps is extending their hours thru March 31st and offering a $1 off all pints when you bring in a same day ticket stub from Mesa’s Hohokam Stadium and Sloane Park. Hours are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Sat. with food trucks on site Fri. & Sat. http://cidercorpsaz.com/
One of Tempe’s newest restaurants Quartiere welcomes baseball fans to come check out their community driven Italian restaurant. Until April 1st fans can bring any 2018 Spring Training ticket stub for 1/2 off an appetizer or entrée when you purchase an entrée. Pizzas, pastas, salads and more are available at Quartiere
McFate Brewing is bringing fans attending games at Scottsdale Stadium a pop-up beer garden beyond the center field fence at The Clayton House. On game day the beer garden opens 90 minutes before game time with live music, food and of course beer. No ticket necessary. The Clayton House is at 3719 N. 75th St. Scottsdale.
Burgers and hot dogs go hand in hand with baseball and Chompie’s is celebrating the arrival of the 2018 Cactus League with Buy one Get one FREE burgers and hot dogs. The month-long promotion kicks off Monday February 19th – March 30th.
Whether you’re going to a game or just looking for a bite to eat this deal is for everybody, no ticket necessary.
Buy one Get one FREE
Chompie’s line-up offers 6 USDA Choice Angus Beef 1/2 lb. burgers and 2 Hebrew National hot dogs to choose from or you can pinch hit with a limited time menu with 4 new burgers and 2 new hot dogs.
Score with the Classic Borenstein burger ($11.99), Original Grilled Patty Melt ($12.99) or the Chicago Dog ($7.99) off the menu or get relieved with the new Philly Steak burger ($13.99), Country Fried Steak burger ($13.99) or Reuben Dog ($8.99) you’ll walk off a winner.
All burgers are served with fries and cole slaw and on a Sesame Brioche bun. A gluten free bun can be substituted for $1.49.
Playing by the rules
This home run of a deal is for dine-in customers who buy 2 drinks and 1 hot dog or burger and get another burger or hot dog FREE. You can mix n match from any of the burgers or hot dogs.
This offer is not available on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and is available at all 5 Chompie’s location. To find a Chompie’s near you go to chompies.com
I’ve met a few veterans in my travels and in addition to loving the red, white and blue they love to eat. On Veteran’s Day, Saturday November 11th several Phoenix area restaurants are saluting active and retired military personnel with discounted or free food. Here is a list of who and what is being offered.
In support of veterans both active and retired, Fired Pie will be offering a free entrée to all vets who show their ID or are in uniform.
Miracle Mile Deli
All veterans both active and retired will receive 10% off their purchase by letting Miracle Mile Deli know they are a veteran at the register.
Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 68 years. The locally owned restaurant is at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.” Hours are 11 am to 11 pm.
The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country-Roasted or barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.
To find one of the 4 Phoenix area Famous Dave’s BBQ near you click here.
Original Breakfast House
Original Breakfast House is honoring those who serve and have served. Veterans and Active Duty members eat free from the menu below or take $11 off any menu item.
There will be live music outside, along with free donuts and coffee. November 11 will be a real party at Original Breakfast House!
Cajun Andouille sausage and cheddar scramble 11.50 Pork Chops and Eggs 11.50 Machaca Scramble 11.50 Pulled Pork Hash and Eggs 11.50 Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes 9.95
Original Breakfast House is at 13623 N 32nd St, Phoenix
Dave & Buster’s
In the bustling heart of Tempe Marketplace is Dave & Buster’s who will be offering all active and retired veterans a 10% off discount when they show ID when making the purchase.
Luci’s Urban Concepts
In honor of Veteran’s Day, each one of Luci’s Urban Concepts will be offering 10% off any purchase at all locations to veterans who are in uniform or show proof of id.
Luci’s Urban Concepts includes Luci’s Healthy Marketplace which is at 1590 Bethany Home Road and a couple of miles away Pomelo at The Orchard at 7100 North 12th Street, Phoenix.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is honoring this day with 15% for all vets and military personnel. This offer is valid 11/10 and 11/11. Use the link to find a Grimaldi’s near you.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
This year, the burger joint will offer its best deal yet – a free burger to military veterans. This offer will be available to those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Find a Hopdoddy near you.
Organ Stop Pizza
Enjoy a free concert to celebrate and honor our veterans, with an emphasis on patriotic music, (other Organ Stop fan favorites will be played also) and a demonstration/explanation of OSP’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
*No food service will be offered other than beverages and ice cream and they will be available to purchase at current menu pricing.
Organ Stop Pizza only accepts cash/checks. No debit/credit cards accepted.
1:30pm – 3:00pm, doors open at 1:15pm on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov 11
Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa
The new cidery in Mesa will be holding an open house on Veteran’s Day. Here is the link to my October post with the details.
Glendale will be the home of the 6th Arizona location of Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza come Friday June 23rd.
The Irvine, California-based fast casual artisan pizza maker will call the northeast corner of Bell Rd. and 79th Ave home to its 1,700 square foot restaurant that will seat 68 people inside and on the patio.
The Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza difference
The chef driven restaurant has a menu of pizza and salads created by executive chef and Culinary Institute of America graduate Bradford Kent, “The Pizza Whisperer”. What makes the Blaze’s pizza different is the dough which needs 24 hours for fermentation in order to give it a light and crispy crust. Most of the ingredients use no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and fillers. The restaurant also offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.
Signature pizzas are available as are a :create your own” option with all pizzas use fresh ingredients before being baked in a hot oven for just 3 minutes. All pizzas cost about $8 and beer and wine is available.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots, “said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.”
When the doors open at 11 a.m. on June 23rd all guests that come in until 10 p.m. and follow Blaze on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook will receive a FREE “create your own” pizza. A DJ will be providing entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m.
Commitment to Pizza, People and Planet
Blaze’s attention to details is not just for its pizzas but for their almost 200 restaurants across the United States and Canada. Each restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging and uses energy-efficient lighting.
Their commitment to the community extends to its donating 20% from fundraising events held at the restaurants as it partners with local sports clubs, schools and other organizations as they host fundraisers. http://www.blazepizza.com/
It’s going to be one busy week in the kitchens at the valley’s 5 Chompie’s Deli’s as both Chanukah and Christmas fall on the same week, something that happens every few years. Christmukkah as Chompie’s is calling it will be celebrated with meals for both holidays being available for take-out and dine-in.
Chanukah take out meals
The Borenstein’s family recipes create a Chanukah meal available to enjoy in your home with your family. The $149- meal generously serves 8 and includes:
Matzo Ball Soup
Choice of sliced Beef Brisket or Roasted Chicken
Choice of two sides (latkes, roasted potatoes, homestyle green beans, and a broccoli-carrot medley)
Lovey Borenstein’s Holiday Dessert (apple and cherry strudel).
Those who want side & desserts for their family meals, the restaurant’s Chanukah favorites are also available for take-away by the pint, pound or piece. These include:
Raisin Challah Bread ($6.50)
Jewish Rye Bread ($4.99)
Matzo Ball Soup ($8.99 / qt)
Homemade Brisket Gravy ($3.99 / pt)
Applesauce ($4.99 / pt)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes ($4.99 / lb)
Black & Whites ($5.99 / 6 pack)
Chocolate Bobka ($8.99)
Chanukah Cookies ($2.25 each)
Traditional Holiday take out meals
Whether you choose to dine-in or take-out Chompie’s is prepared to serve you. A take-away family meal can be pre-ordered as are sides and desserts. The meals serve 12 people and include a whole oven roasted turkey, fixings, sides and pie.
The Traditional Full Meal Package (serves 12-15 generously) – $209.99
Holiday Dinner (for dine in or to go) – $18.99 per person / $9.99 for children under 10
Extra Large Whole Oven Roasted Turkey – $99.99 * Carved for $124.99
Fresh Baked Apple or Pumpkin Pies – $12.95 ea.
Fresh Baked Deluxe Pies – $14.95 ea
Homemade Stuffing – $6.99 / lb
Matzo Ball Soup – $8.99 / qt
Candied Yams – $5.99 / lb
Christmukkah Dine In menu
If you want to leave all the cooking and cleaning to Chompie’s, Christmas and Chanukah dinner are available for dine-in and includes soup or salad, an entrée choice of turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish, beef brisket with gravy, stuffed cabbage rolls, filet of salmon or Chicken Schnitzel, two sides, rolls and dessert. It is $20.99 per person and $10.49 for children under 10. It is available every day from December 24 – January 1 from 11 am – close.
Chompie’s holiday hours
In addition to preparing all the take out meals Chompie’s will be open for Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. Below is their holiday hours.
Christmas Eve Day: 6 am – 8 pm (Tempe closes at 3pm)
Christmas Day: 7 am – 9 pm (Tempe closes at 3pm)
New Year’s Eve Day: 6 am – 7 pm (Tempe closes at 3pm)
Glendale’s The Wing Counter has been serving up 15 varieties of rubbed and sauced chicken wings since 2015 and have now introduced Kool Aid cocktails, beers and wing specials for the upcoming football season.
Kool Aid Cocktails and beer
The Kool Aid cocktails known as TWC Punch are available in 3 flavors….Fruit Punch Vodka, Grape Vodka and Blue Raspberry Tequila all sell for $6. Beers now include Coors Light & Angry Orchard Cider for $2.75 and Blue Moon, Corona, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy and Lagunitas IPA are $3.75.
Starting Sunday September 11th, owners Shane and Sheri Sender will be offering their Football Madness Specials that include 10% off party trays of 50 wings or more AND with a Cardinals win they will offer 25% off party trays (50 wings minimum too) for the next Cardinals game day.
Stop in on Cardinals game day wearing Cardinals gear and you will receive a free order of fries with your wing order.
All wing specials run through the Super Bowl in 2017.
1 year anniversary special
With The Wing Counter’s 1 year anniversary fast approaching wing fans can save 50% off wing orders on September 23rd & 24th. Customers can use this deal only once on each of the days.